Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to be Subpoenaed, Attorney for Supervisor Delgaudio Announces
Contact: Eugene Delgaudio, Public Advocate, 703-845-1808, [email protected]; Charles King, Attorney, 703-669-3500, 703- 431-4389 cell, [email protected]
LEESBURG, Va., March 3, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- In announcing a request for the issuance of subpoena for documents to the Southern Poverty Law Center, Charles L. King, the attorney for Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio said:
"Almost every article written about Supervisor Delgaudio mentions the designation of Public Advocate as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
"The Sterling petitioners (in a petition to remove Delgaudio from office) cited Public Advocate's hate group status as one basis for removing him from office.
"In today's America, calling somebody a member of a hate group is serious.
"I have filed a subpoena request for all documents the SPLC has about Public Advocate and Supervisor Delgaudio. The subpoena will be served later this week in Montgomery, Alabama.
"I've asked for information about the criteria, research and decision process used to designate Public Advocate a hate group.
"The quality of the SPLC's work goes to the weight to be accorded the hate group designation. Was the SPLC's decision to name Pubic Advocate a hate group made reluctantly, after careful study, or did some intern decide to send out a press release? This is an important question."
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In a letter to Hon. Gary M. Clemens
Clerk Loudoun County Circuit Court, attorney King requests
The name of the entity to be served is: The Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc.
In another letter to Clemens, King requests
The name of the entity to be served is: The SPLC Task Force on Hate in the Public Sphere.
A COPY OF THE SUPOENA IS AT THIS LINK